Urban Legend Brewing Company Reviews


DrnkMcDermott
Urban Legend Cold War 4
12 oz glass at U. L., $7. Strong smell is intoxicating, yet smooth, perhaps some oatmeal in the grist. Black Ale still offers a bit of brown highlights, and a thin tan head. Taste combines the best of a coffee liquer and a fine motor oil. Thatís a coffee roast, of course, with notes of vanilla and just a little stout sourness. A bit of astringent malt aftertaste can be a bit of a detraction. Overall, though, a fine impy stout experience that suits sitting at the end of the Taproom bar as well as it does shopping at home during a cold, snowy evening.
Friday, January 15, 2016

Niko100
Urban Legend The Creature 3.7
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, hops, cocoa/chocolate, & some citrus; Flavor of roasted malt, pine hops, chocolate, some coffee, and citrus; Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Niko100
Urban Legend Scyllas Grasp 3.2
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, hay/grain, & fruit/citrus; Flavor of malt, floral hops, some caramel, and citrus; Finish is dry and slightly bitter; Somewhat soapy - just decent.
Monday, December 28, 2015

wlajwl
Urban Legend Scyllas Grasp 4.1
Aroma is pine, dank and Mosaic funky. The flavor is citrus/fruit, Mosaic hops, malts, grapes and a very complex, slightly sour wine meets tart/bitter finish.
Saturday, December 26, 2015

drfabulous
Urban Legend Scyllas Grasp 3
22 ounce bottle. Malty with fruity notes. No Mosaic hops anywhere present. Either not right or an old bottle. Disappointing.
Friday, October 23, 2015

tmoreau
Urban Legend Otis Campbell 3.5
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. and snifter served, displaying a fairly clear, ambered gold color, with a fingerís width of soft white head foam, and doily-like cling to the lacing. The aroma was slightly dank at first, then malty sweet, almost candy-like, dried/pit fruit, with some citrusy notes. The taste showed booze and some Barleywine nature up front, then citrus, and maybe a little resin, less sweetness than the nose, and an earthy, rind-like bitterness that also projected some citrusy astringency, and lingered in tandem with the alcohol warmth. Medium+ bodied, and somewhat dry finishing, with maybe a bit of amped malt impression, but fairly good "IPA balance".
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

BlackBeerPG
Urban Legend Well to Hell 4.2
Look - Black, and opaque. Smell - Big, bold, malty, woody, nose Taste - Big bourbon notes, malty, rich and sticky like molasses. Oak and maybe some coffee bean flavors. Deep toasted dark chocolate notes as it warmed. Feel - sticky and full, balanced. Overall - Big alcohol kick and well rounded.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

miyauchi38
Urban Legend Hasen FuŖ 2.8
ドイツビール、小麦っぽい、軽い.
Friday, September 11, 2015

TattooJack
Urban Legend You Big Dummy 4.1
Poured from the bomber, brown with red hue, white collar, smells like hops and booze. I have to say Iím a big fan of strong red ale and Sanford and son so these two things being brought together is very exiting to me, very reminiscent of champagne and ripple being mixed to make cham-pipple!? Or Aunt Esterís face and cookie dough being brought together to make gorilla cookies. I miss Redd Foxx, he was my hero growing up. Make a beer to salute George Jefferson and Iíll buy that too!
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Doghair
Urban Legend Elizabeth Delta 3.7
Nice fruity aroma. Thick creamy head out of the tap.Tropical fruit and malt flavors. Lightly bitter finish. Great easy drinking beer.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

rumproasts
Urban Legend Well to Hell 3.2
Tap. Black with minimal head. served on the warm side. Moderate bourbon with some mild coffee. Light carbonation. Pretty thick mouthfeel. Almost tart and plenty boozy. Just a bit off.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

jaymobrown
Urban Legend You Big Dummy 4
Brown color with a good sized head. Raisin and bread with a heavy dose of hops and sugar.
Sunday, June 14, 2015

rumproasts
Urban Legend Cooperís Parachute 3.3
Tap. Golden with one finger head. Medium malt. Grapefruit. Strong bitterness. Pretty average ipa.
Friday, May 29, 2015

rumproasts
Urban Legend Scyllas Grasp 3.9
Tap. Golden with small head. Very fresh Hoppy aroma. Medium body with plenty of mosaic hops. Huge citrus.Mild bitterness. Very good flavorful pale ale.
Friday, May 29, 2015

rumproasts
Urban Legend Hasen FuŖ 3.4
Tap. Golden with one finger head. Minimal aroma. Lightly sweet with some citrus. Smooth with mild hops. Doesnít seem quite to style, but I like it anyway.
Friday, May 29, 2015

crossovert
Urban Legend Cooperís Parachute 3.6
Draft. golden pour, this is good stuff dry with an interesting fruit note not as much flroal pine to me.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

crossovert
Urban Legend Catherine the Great 3.3
Draft. A decent dipa, not gonna stand out in the market but good citrus and pine, not too malty.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

arminjewell
Urban Legend Otis Campbell 3
Pour on tap, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of tropical fruit, orange, grapefruit into a bit of spice, yeast, some earth into a bit of grain, biscuit, some slight grassy notes. Taste was a mix of orange, grapefruit, grass and pine into a bit of biscuit, bread, some dough into a bit of caramel, finishing slightly bitter.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015

arminjewell
Urban Legend Olde Michaelmas 3.7
Pour on tap, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought red berry, dark fruit, some spice, rye into a bit of chocolate, coffee, sweet vanilla, some slight nutty notes into a bit of spice, some caramel. Taste was a mix of caramel, chocolate, coffee, hints of spice, some nutty notes into some slight rye, more sweet fruit, finishing slightly sweet, slightly dry. Pretty interesting.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015

arminjewell
Urban Legend The Love Gift 3.4
Pour on tap, dark brownish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toast, coffee notes into a bit of spice, grass into a bit of nutty notes with a touch of grainy notes. Taste was a nice mix of nutty notes, caramel, toffee into a bit of toast, some grain, some cocoa, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015

arminjewell
Urban Legend Love Gift Especial 3.3
Pour on tap, dark brownish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of nice dark chocolate, roast, some slight cocoa powder into nice earth, spice, some nutty notes into a slight fruity note, the mango comes in the back with a bit of yeast. Taste was a mix of orange, mango, nice cocoa powder, chocolate into a bit of nutty, caramel notes with a hint of spice, finishing sweet. Interesting combo.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015

arminjewell
Urban Legend Sweet Laceyís Revenge 3.2
Pour on tap, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of white fruit, green apple, peach into a bit of grass, grain, some biscuit and bready note with some Belgian yeast notes. Taste was a mix of orange, lemon, apple into a bit of bread,some doughy notes with a hint of fruity esters, finishing fairly sweet, slightly spicy.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015

crossovert
Urban Legend The Creature 3.2
Draft. This one pours a dark brown, amore malt-driven black ipa, imperial one at that, lots of roasted malt and cocoa. Decent though.
Sunday, April 26, 2015

BeerBunker
Urban Legend Catherine the Great 3
Pours golden orange with a small white head. Lively carbonation. Aroma is of hops, citrus, and bubblegum. Taste is of juicy hops, bubblegum, and pine. Has a dry, bready backbone. Lingering bitter hop taste. Easy to drink. Not as bitter as I expected, but good.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

BeerBunker
Urban Legend You Big Dummy 3.7
Pours amber with a foamy off white head. Aroma is of hops, citrus, and caramel. Taste is of bitter, resiny hops. Has a backbone of bready malt. There is also a lot of pine. Lingering bitter hop taste. As it warms, more caramel starts to come through. Drinks really easy. I liked it. A lot.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Strykzone
Urban Legend Elizabeth Delta 3.6
Sampled at ESBLS. A gusher. Dark brown with a rich off white layer of foam. A sharp herbal aroma. This is interesting. A unique earthiness with caramel. Hops are herbal, kind of spicy, and bring some citrus. This beer is a fun ride.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

DrnkMcDermott
Urban Legend Downtime Raspberry Coffee Milk Stout 3.8
Debut at their Day of the dead party. The coffee and raspberry are right up front in the nose. Dark body in a plastic cup, very little carbonation. Thatís apparent in the taste, too. Just a few bubbles on the tongue, and the fruit remains right up front on the palate. Coffee is bitter of course, but resolves with the roasty malt to provide a nice chocolate edge.
Monday, March 23, 2015

tmoreau
Urban Legend Wail of the Banshee Hoppy Irish Red 3.7
9 oz. draft at Lunar Brewing Co., showing a clear, reddish mahogany color, with a fairly persistent, frothy hat of tan foam, and wavy lacing. The nose was lightly sweet & malty, with esters more as dried & pit fruit. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, and a subtle creaminess to the mouthfeel, the taste was similar notes as the aroma, with hop bitterness that was an even keeled blend of earth & rind, and a touch of alcohol warmth. Obviously heftier than most Irish Ales in the abv department,(thus the snifter serving) but flavorful, and nicely balanced.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Christpuncher
Urban Legend Scyllas Grasp 3.3
malty and hoppy flavors with little to no pine or citrus. very dry in flavor with a slight boozy flavor. pours deep copper in color with a thick cream head.smells malty and hoppy. had at home out of a bomber.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

BeerBunker
Urban Legend Cold War 3.2
22oz bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is big on the dark fruit. Maybe even some prune. Also a very toasted malted aroma. Smells boozy as well. First sip is a big alcohol smack in the face. The taste is huge on the dark fruit and chocolate. Has a very toasty malt taste. The finish is very earthy. Itís heavy, almost like you are chewing on it. The alcohol bite never goes away. Definitely a sipper.
Friday, February 06, 2015

raoul_duke
Urban Legend Mugshot 12.20.71 3.2
Black with some chocolate brown appearance. Head dissipates quickly. Nothing jumps out flavor wise. Not overly alcoholic which is nice.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

BeerBunker
Urban Legend Tree Hugger 2.8
On tap at Urban Legend. Aroma is of malt, some chocolate, and grass. Taste is of dry, toasty malt with a slight chocolate character. Slight lingering toasty malt flavor. Body is very thin, but not watery. Sticky, dry mouthfeel. As it warms, there is a bitter, dry after. Taste. Easy to drink, but too bitter and sticky to drink a lot of.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

BeerBunker
Urban Legend The Creature 3.4
On tap at Urban Legend. Obviously not black, but. A very dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is very fruit with a lot of malt. Doesnít smell all that hoppy. Taste is very malty up front, and then you get a very fruity hop character. Not bitter, just very fruity. Lingering fruity taste. After a few sips, a lot of toffee comes through. Mouthfeel is very sticky, but goes down easy. The hops are their, but they arenít up front. Very slight alcohol burn. Good, but a little too sticky.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

BeerBunker
Urban Legend Release the Hounds 2.7
On tap at Urban Legend. Pours orange with a small white head. Aroma is of dirty malt and grass. Very light on the scent, with a slight aroma of grain. Taste is very grassy, with dry malt. There is also a slight taste of grain. Very light hop character. Lingering grassy flavor. Very light on the carbonation. Easy to drink, tasty, but nothing that will blow you away.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

BeerBunker
Urban Legend Cooperís Parachute 3.5
Draft at Urban Legend. Pours golden orange with a foamy white head. Aroma is of hops, citrus, and floral notes. Taste is of bitter hops, sweet juicy citrus, and grass. Has a big grassy taste to it. Very light, and easy to drink. Dry, bitter hop taste lingers long after each sip. Tasty, and I enjoyed it.
Sunday, January 11, 2015

hunter112
Urban Legend The Creature 3.6
As reported below, itís not totally black, but it is about as dark a brown as Iíve ever seen. Very nice head, and great lacing on the glass. I didnít pick up much nose, rather surprising when I got some of it on my tongue. It has a nice balance, and sturdy mouthfeel. Iím sorry I only bought two of them when I was at Binnyís in the Chicago area.
Thursday, January 08, 2015

Cornfield
Urban Legend The Creature 3.6
On the bomberís label itís called "The Creature Black IPA." íTíaint black. Itís got a dark mahogany body with a creamy tan head. It smells of citrusy hops with a touch of pine over some dark caramel. The flavor lightens up so far as the malt is concerned, some toast, but the brew is quite hop-centric. Pine and yellow grapefruit shine through along with a sturdy zest and crunched pip bitterness. Iím not a big fan of the style, but this Black IPA works for me... Still enjoying the prolonged bitter finish.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Cornfield
Urban Legend Cooperís Parachute 3.6
Pouring a somewhat hazy golden amber body with a slender eggshell head, this ale has an aroma thatís about hops - grapefruit, zest, some pine, and a touch of the floral. A soft grainy sweetness comes out after a while. The malt tastes both grainy and fruity (apple? really?), but the hops soon take over. The zesty bitterness is solid, lasting long into the dry finish. Pretty decent offering from UL:, well worth repeating.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

kaser
Urban Legend You Big Dummy 3.8
Dark red pour from 22oz bottle. Hoppy and fruity aroma - the smell is fantastic. Smells like a floral ipa. Smooth fruits and flowery taste. Really good
Sunday, December 07, 2014

rxeight
Urban Legend Cold War 4
Black pour with a finger in a half of tan head. Aroma has lots of roast, bitter chocolate and anise. Taste is more of the same with a pretty strong explosion of roast and anise at the end. Quite impressive for a non ba stout.
Saturday, December 06, 2014

Cornfield
Urban Legend Mugshot 12.20.71 3.3
Before beginning my ratting, allow me to digress into the resplendent histories of Porter beer and the usage of rye malt in eastern Europe... Well, maybe not.
This ale pours an intensely dark brown opaque body with a sustained tan head. Itís got an aroma of dark brown sugar, treacle, and lightly roasted malt. Very smooth drinking, it tastes of dark caramel without the sweetness, a woody mild bitterness, a hint of chocolate, and a slight lactose sourness. Okay.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Dfonorow
Urban Legend The Creature 3.6
On tap @ Beer Camp - Chicago. Pour is dark brown/chestnut with a medium tan head. Aroma and flavor of pine needles, light chocolate, raisin, and nuts. Alcohol is hidden well.
Thursday, November 27, 2014

drfabulous
Urban Legend The Wire Transfer 3.7
22 ounce bottle from Binnyís. Bitter pale ale with a nice resin hop profile. Solid all around.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cornfield
Urban Legend You Big Dummy 3.3
This impy "redd" ale has a chestnut body with a creamy tan head. Thick lace. Zest and floral scents hit the nose first followed by some caramel and dark stone fruit. The flavor is more malt forward, fruit and caramel followed by some zest and an earthy bitterness. The finish is dry and mildly bitter. Not bad.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DrnkMcDermott
Urban Legend Step On It, Klaus 3.7
Aroma is deceptively light for this 8% beer. Just a hint of esters and unfiltered yeast. Deep brown in the 12 oz plastic cup (but still a great deal at a $3.75 ticket at their Day of the dead party.) Taste is booming with banana and bubblegum esters. Plenty of malt for the alcohol to hide in, but its effect can be felt just halfway through. Just one of those bets into which the brewer threw in "more," the way we like it!
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Narnad
Urban Legend Scyllas Grasp 3.8
Pours a very clean orange color with a low, dense, off white head that hangs around a while. Aroma has a solid tropical fruit note, light hints of kiwi, tangerine and peach with a modest sweetness late from the malt. Flavor starts off with a tropical bang and moves to a bitter grassy and resin finish. Body is light, modest carbonation and slight dryness. Overall a very tasty beer. Well balanced and the hops provides the perfect amount of bitterness with an unobtrusive sweetness that provides a pleasurable flavor.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

tmoreau
Urban Legend Step On It, Klaus 3.5
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., as a 12 oz. serving dispensed to a Czech-pils glass showing a clear, walnut color, with amber highlighting, decent, off white/light tan head foam, and etched-like cling to the lacing. The nose was spice as clove, smooth malt with a little toastiness to it, and a combination of stone & dried fruit. The taste presented pronounced malt, with nice creaminess to the mouthfeel, good carbonation, a medium body, with moderate hop bitterness, and a finishing astringency that was a combination of fruit tartness & earthiness, with just a slightly abrasive edge to it. Otherwise, pretty solid.
Saturday, November 15, 2014

ccex
Urban Legend Catherine the Great 3.7
22 oz. bottle pours a hazy dark orange with small off-white head but good lacing. Aroma is apricot and pine. Taste is not as bitter as expected. Flavore is mostly bready malts with hoppy bitterness at the start and in the aftertaste. Body is medium to full with average carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Alcohol is hidden. A satisfying local IIPA, but maltier than most.
Friday, November 14, 2014

kaser
Urban Legend Catherine the Great 4
Clear orange pour from 22oz bottle I got at their taproom. Orange apricot and pine aroma, like candy. Delicous pine and grapefruity taste, fruity with a hint of vanilla. Fantastic IPA
Sunday, November 09, 2014

Christpuncher
Urban Legend Catherine the Great 3.9
A top 20 double ipa from urban legend. Piney and citruscy and super crushable. Had a bottle pour from a 22oz bottle Pours orange in color with a white head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, November 09, 2014